Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE
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Is “I don’t want to talk about it!” an Option in Your House? + MORE

Don’t sweep issues under the rug. Don’t ignore the elephant in the room. Sure, give your kids space and time when they need it, but don’t neglect teaching them this very important skill…       Are you or your child struggling with an issue in youth sports?  I.... More »
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When Sports Kids Don’t Get Enough Playing Time + MORE

When sports kids don’t get enough playing time, it can really hurt their confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. They feel as if the coaches don’t value them. They worry that they’re doing everything wrong. As sports parents, you can help your young athletes when they feel this way. First of.... More »

What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? + MORE

Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development? Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly .... More »

A Legacy Unrivaled – The Story of John Gagliardi + MORE

Imagine a college football coach that didn’t have his players tackling during practices, who didn’t blow whistles, and didn’t believe in wind sprints. The seniors on his team all shared the role of captain – which probably made for some nice resumes come job search time. An U.... More »

How to Recognize the Uncontrollables and Stay Focused on What Matters Most + MORE

When you go into a game focusing on one or more UC’s or “uncontrollables” three things will always happen to you. First, you will begin to get nervous and physically tense. Second, you will lose your self-confidence. Third, and as a direct result of these first two, your performance will qui.... More »
youth sports 1415797143 1589350329 Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MOREBy Amol Saxena, DPM
Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

Heel pain in young athletes is a very common condition in young growing athletes
Most often this is a condition called “Sever’s Disease”, and can be managed with heel cushioning, proper shoe wear, and activity modification 

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints in young athletes…

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Baseball umpires are often vilified by fans and players alike. The best umps, like the best offensive lineman, are anonymous. You should hardly notice them. But when they do make a mistake, they’re noticed and hated.
So what does this have to do with parenting? Everything. Is the only time your children get real attention from you when they blow it like an umpire does when in front of hometown fans? And when your kids do well, do you hardly notice them? It’s sad but true, many times…

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To listen to the podcast, click on the arrow above. Setting goals in sports is not just for athletes who want to go pro, or even make it to college. Setting goals is something we should encourage every child in sports to do. And here’s why: The real value of setting goals is not the…Read More

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Coaches Inc., a sports marketing agency that represents college and professional sports coaches, announced that it has partnered with CoachUp. Coaches Inc. offers coaches services in contract negotiations, career planning,  and marketing and promotional opportunities.
CoachUp will drive new business to Coaches Inc…

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The Tipping Point in Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“What happens to us parents and coaches,” I often get asked, “that turns us from sensible, relaxed people to stressed out adults roaming up and down sports sidelines and screaming at every play?” It is a question I ponder a lot, especially as I often get to watch my young children’s games played side by […

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Want a roadmap to understanding the rapidly changing world of journalism and media? You might want to read Jay Rosen’s post at his PressThink site: How to be literate in what’s changing in journalism.
Rosen is an NYU journalism professor and one of the sharpest media critics in the U.S. The list consists of “the main currents and trends” that he expects students in his “digital thinking” class to master by the end of the term…

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